SEARCY, ARK — After betting big on automation, Arkansas’ largest independent industrial launderer has cut two shifts to one and added the capacity to double its current weekly volume of 175,000 pounds of laundered uniforms, floor mats and other flat goods.
The Who, What, When, Where and Why of JCAHO – The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
For the past nine years, I have been the National Association of Institutional Linen Management ((NAILM) representative to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Professional Liaison Group. I am pleased to report on what the JCAHO represents to healthcare and to further explore how textile care and environmental care operations can prepare for surveys and better yet provide the best healthcare support service possible.
FENTON, MO -- Pristine tables burst with lilacs, lilies and roses, all arranged for 200 wedding guests. Overhead, the crowning glory- an expanse of sheer, white tent nylon--shades the affair. It all seems perfect until the tent rental company receives a call: “There are stains on this tent!”
WEST POINT, NY -- Today more than ever, the men and women who protect and defend this country need to look their most impressive: they represent the undefeated spirit of America. West Point’s 50,000 square-foot facility in West Point, New York, keeps dress whites sparkling and creases as sharp as the minds that wear them, six days a week.
DAVIE, FLA -- The grueling sport of football poses many challenges for Tony Egues, head equipment manager of the Miami Dolphins. Whether the team is in training, playing at home or traveling for a game, the uniforms for approximately 110 people, including players, coaches and support staff, must always be clean and presentable for another hard days work on the gridiron.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.